New York Paralysis Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we fight for the rights of those who have been paralyzed as the direct result of an accident. We can even come to you at your home, hospital or on the job. If you don’t have a doctor to treat you for your injury, we may well be able to find doctors that can treat you without you paying them until the end of the case, and we can keep insurance adjusters from calling you. These accidents can vary from vehicle collisions to a slip and/or fall due to unsafe conditions on defective property, and can be the direct result of negligence on the part of the owner and/or operator of the land or vehicle. Negligence may be defined as the failure to use that degree of care that a reasonable person would have used under the same circumstances.
What is Paralysis?
Paralysis is the loss of function of one or more muscles. It is generally accompanied by the loss of sensation in the affected area and is most often caused by damage to the spinal cord or central nervous system.
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that transmits information between the brain and the rest of the body, and when it is injured, the system becomes damaged resulting in physical impairment.
Traumatic blows to the head, neck, or back usually cause spinal cord injuries that can fracture or dislocate the vertebrae. This crushes the nerve cells carrying information. The specific effects of spinal cord injuries (which doctors categorize as either “complete” or “incomplete”) depend on the location and severity of the damage. People who suffer from complete spinal cord injuries will lack all sensation and movement below the damaged vertebrae, while those with incomplete injuries will retain some use of their limbs.
Major Causes of Paralysis
Vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, birth trauma, and disease, etc. can all cause paralysis. People who live with spinal cord injuries may suffer secondary complications as a result. These include pain, respiratory and heart problems, bladder and bowel dysfunction, pressure sores (bed sores), respiratory complications, urinary tract infections, spasticity and scoliosis.
Whether you have suffered from a complete or incomplete spinal injury, the quality of your life has been forever altered. We will empathize with your struggles and do everything we can to help you get the monetary recovery you deserve.
The injured person and their family should not have to get involved with processing the claim. We will do it for you. If you or someone you know have been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence, carelessness, or wrong doing of others, please contact us immediately for your free consultation. We will guide you the process, explain and enforce your rights and do everything we can to help you get the most money for your claim. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496).
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